25 for Carifta Swim championships

March 04, 2016

The Amateur Swimming Association of Jamaica (ASAJ) has named 25 swimmers to commence training tomorrow through March 19 ahead of the 31st CARIFTA Swimming, Water Polo, Open Water Swimming and Synchronised Swimming Championships, to be held in Martinique later this month.

The championship will take place over four days, March 22-26.

At the CARIFTA Championships last year in Barbados, Jamaica picked up 25 medals two gold, nine silver and 14 bronze placing fifth overall with 458 points.

The Jamaicans will be looking to improve on last year's exploits, and will be locked in training sessions at the National Aquatic Centre, with March 19 set for final training.

The team will be watched by coaches Gillian Millwood and Miguel Jonas; Manager Georgia Sinclair, Dr Jacqueline James and Physiotherapist Sophia Brown.

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The CARIFTA Championships is FINA-approved qualifier for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. It also serves as the top junior amateur swim meet for the Caribbean.

The team includes in Rajiv Redhi, Emily MacDonald, Simone Vale, Chester Adams, Cameron Brown, Jordane Payne, Nicholas Vale, Gabrianna Banks, Naomi Eaton, Brittney Williams, Laura Lim Sang, Joseph Black, Mattheau Bonner, Keanan Dols, Sean-Douglas Gooden, Barak Goren, Jesse Marsh, Xavier Phillips, Anjuii Barrett, Kelsie Campbell, Shaun Johnson, Annabella Lyn, Bryanna Renuart, and Angara Sinclair.

Open water swimmers include Johnathan Lyn and Annabella Lyn. Eleven of the swimmers named are based in Jamaica, while 14 are from overseas.

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